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    Help with a Formula to build a working formula from a text string

    I am using an MDX formula as follows
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    I don't think it is relevant that this is an MDX formula, not sure.

    What I want to do is change this formula so it still executes the same way, but it points to a cell reference to get the date. So what I had in mind is this.

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    But of course I want the A5 to resolve to the date that is in this cell. I have tried indirect, but can't get that to work. I know I can do this in VBA with something like this.

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    But I would like to do this with pure standard functions if possible. Any ideas?
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    Re: Help with a Formula to build a working formula from a text string

    Try

    =CUBEMEMBER("compassbiolap.apac.ko.com Compass2 Bottler_Sales","[Time].[Day].["&A5&"]")
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    Re: Help with a Formula to build a working formula from a text string

    I have tried several permutations of this already, but no success. Your example would get tripped up with the double quotes. I have tried using single quotes and double quotes together - no luck. Maybe I will try chr strings

    Ay other ideas?

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    Re: Help with a Formula to build a working formula from a text string

    I have tried the following

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    and that code correctly renders the formula in the cell, but it is text and not a formula. How do I make this resulting text a formula?

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    Re: Help with a Formula to build a working formula from a text string

    OK, Ace_XL, you were right all the time. I was over thinking this issue, and your solution is exactly right. Thanks

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